My good pal Emlyn Chand, author of the YA paranormal book Farsighted is hosting a really fun reading challenge for 2012. It's called The Books That Made Me Love Reading Challenge, and the idea is to basically take a trip down memory lane and re-read some of the books that made us love reading in the first place, then talk about them and our feelings toward them now, as adults. How cool is that?
I've always loved reading. For me, it all started with the Berenstein Bear books. I also loved Clifford, Little Critter, and any Robert Munsch book, but especially Millicent and the Wind and The Paper Bag Princess. As I got older, I was addicted to the Baby-Sitter's Club and Sweet Valley High series. Other favorites that made me a true lover of books: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, On Fortune's Wheel by Cynthia Voigt, Zel by Donna Jo Napoli, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, and Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen. These were defining books for me in a journey as a book addict, and they've stuck with me all these years.
If you'd like to participate in this challenge, visit Emlyn's site and sign up. Besides the fact that we get to revisit our childhoods, there are also great prizes available for participants!